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Delhi Riots accused Natasha Narwal granted provisional registration as PhD candidate: JNU informs Delhi High Court

ByKhadija Khan

Delhi riots accused and Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal has been granted provisional registration for PhD programme at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Delhi High Court was informed on Thursday [Natasha Narwal vs Jawaharlal Nehru University].

Advocate Monika Arora appearing on behalf of JNU told single-judge Justice Prateek Jalan that Narwal has been provisionally registered at Centre for Historical Studies for the Monsoon and Winter Semesters.

The Court proceeded to record the same in its order.

"Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) states that the petitioner, Natasha Narwal has been provisionally registered in the Ph.D. programme for the monsoon and winter semester,2021."

The Court was hearing a plea by Narwal seeking directions to be admitted to JNU and also praying that login id and password be issued to her to register herself at the university.

Advocate Ajit Pujari, appearing on behalf of Narwal, submitted that JNU had in its May 18 counter affidavit, stated that it will consider Narwal's request once she is out of jail.

Narwal was lodged in jail in connection with the riots before the Delhi High Court granted bail to her on June 15.

"In the same counter, it was indicated that the university will consider the request of Narwal once she's out of jail," submitted Pujari on behalf of the student-activist.

Advocate Arora confirmed that provisional registration has been allowed.

"We have provisionally registered her in the Ph.D. programme."

The Court came to the conclusion that the reliefs that Narwal was praying for had been granted.

"No further orders required in this petition. This does not prejudice the rights of the parties to seek further actions," the Court ordered.

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